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UAMS employees deliver boxes of food during COVID-19 pandemic

UAMS Researchers Link Pandemic to Increased Food Insecurity in Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE — Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences found that 1 in 4 Arkansans faced food insecurity in the first several months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published recently in Dialogues in Health. The study, “COVID-19 and Food Insecurity in a Vulnerable Rural State,” analyzed various factors related to…

Trena Spears

UAMS, Palace Drug Partner to Provide Community Health Worker in Fulton County

FAYETTEVILLE – Trena Spears was hired recently through a partnership between the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Palace Drug to help people in Fulton County navigate the health care system. As an embedded community health worker, Spears is available to answer basic health care questions and provide education and resources to the…

Schmieding Foundation Pathways Academy of Springdale student

Schmieding Foundation Gives $500,000 to Support STEM-H Academy in Springdale

LITTLE ROCK — The Schmieding Foundation, Inc., gifted $500,000 to Springdale’s Pathway Academy, which will be renamed the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Schmieding Foundation Pathways Academy of Springdale in recognition of the nonprofit’s continued support for UAMS. The Pathways Academy program is a statewide initiative managed by the UAMS Division of Diversity,…

Craig Forrest, Ph.D.

NCI Funds UAMS Study of Possible Links between Gammaherpesvirus Infections and Lymphomas

LITTLE ROCK — A possible link between gammaherpesviruses and lymphomas will receive further study at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) with a National Cancer Institute (NCI) grant. The five-year, $1.25 million grant renewal will mostly support ongoing work to better understand how gammaherpesvirus promotes mutations (chromosomal translocations) that lead to lymphomas. In…

Stella Bowers and Rebecca Camp

Annual Sickle Cell Disease Symposium Highlights Multiple Barriers to Care

Adult sickle cell patients continue to benefit from increased awareness and newly available therapies. However, lack of research funding and access to care, as well as perceived bias from health care professionals, are still impediments to better care. That was the message from the annual UAMS Sickle Cell Symposium, held virtually June 10. The symposium…

UAMS Gap Services Offers Health Screenings June 27 in McGehee

LITTLE ROCK — Free food, health information, health screenings and more will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 27 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Gap Services office in McGehee. The office, which opened in May at 1609 E. Ash St. in McGehee, provides free health services, as well…

Mina Nguyen-Driver

Mina Nguyen-Driver, Psy.D., Joins UAMS Schmieding Development Center as Pediatric Psychologist

FAYETTEVILLE — Mina Nguyen-Driver, Psy.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a pediatric psychologist at the UAMS Schmieding Developmental Center in Springdale and as a professor in the College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. Nguyen-Driver’s specialty is providing evaluation and treatment for children with complex developmental and medical concerns, using…

Chancellor Cam Patterson responds to a question as Chief of Staff Michael Manley looks on during the Town Hall meeting.

Town Hall Highlights Campus Safety, Digital Health, Workday Transition

The Chancellor’s Town Hall meeting held June 16 focused on issues of campus safety, digital health efforts and UAMS’ transition to the Workday management system. Watch video of the June 16 Town Hall meeting. Robert Barrentine, chief of the UAMS Police Department, spoke first about ways that employees can protect themselves in the event of…

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